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Periodization, Planning & Programming: a look at the long term


Periodization, Planning & Programming

I’m Chris Hughes, the full-time instructor at Infofit Educators. Please join me for an evening of Periodization. If you’ve ever struggled with programming, you’re not alone! But, it doesn’t have to be complicated, sometimes simplicity works.

Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the good fortune of working with hundreds of clients and athletes in both Australia and Canada. If I’ve learned anything it’s that having a long-term plan is essential to success. Periodization is the “big picture” or scaffolding that holds everything together and sets the parameters for programming.

In this webinar we’ll take a dive into the 3 main models of periodization: Parallel, Emphasis and Sequential. We’ll have a look at the basic phases that serve to build on one another and we’ll explore why a long term plan is important in athlete and client development.

Attendees will leave with the knowledge of:

  • The difference between periodization and programming
  • A better understanding of how to lay out macro, meso and microcycles
  • Off-season vs in-season requirements
  • 3 major ways to set the structure of the periodized plan
  • 3 major phases with basic time frames
  • Basic examples of periodization

About Chris Hughes, MExSc (S&C), BA, ASCA, DipFit, ACE-CPT

Chris has worked in the fitness industry since 2006 and has been a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach since 2011.  Chris has taught Sport Science at Swinburne University for two years and fitness qualifications at the vocational level for the past 8 years in both Australia and Canada. Chris has developed and presented several qualification courses such as, Olympic Lifting and Speed and Power. He has also written and developed numerous units for fitness certifications including, Youth Resistance Training, Long-Term Athlete Development, Talent Identification and Injury Management. Chris holds multiple Personal Trainer certifications through ACE, CanFitPro, PFE, and FiaFitnation and qualifications include CHEK Exercise Coach, Kettlebells, Kickboxing, FMS, EMT and FMA.

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